Atlanta DUI Lawyer

Proven DUI Defense Since 1985

Arrested for driving under the influence? You probably feel hopeless – especially if you have a prior criminal record. At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. we have fought for the rights of the accused since 1985. With decades of legal experience behind us, we understand the burden of a criminal arrest, and our Atlanta DUI attorneys are prepared to protect your freedom and future.

It's important to remember that a DUI arrest is not a conviction and there is still time to build the defense you need to combat the allegations you face. When you come to our firm you can trust that our legal team will go above and beyond to protect your rights in and out of the courtroom.

Arrested for a DUI?
Call 404-907-1536 for a Case Review with our Atlanta DUI lawyer.

DUI Cases we handle:

Building a DUI Defense Strategy

Under O.C.G.A. §40-6-391, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. DUI is a serious criminal offense, and it poses serious criminal penalties. This is why our firm is committed to helping people who are facing DUI charges fight a conviction and avoid maximum penalties. When you choose to work with our firm, you can be confident that passionate, proven, and highly experienced attorneys will be fighting on your behalf.

We Understand Both Sides of the Courtroom

As a former prosecutor, Attorney Howard J. Weintraub knows how the other side thinks. As a federal prosecutor, he gained invaluable experience learning about criminal prosecution techniques and the strategies DUI prosecutors use to pursue convictions. Today, our Atlanta DUI attorneys use this understanding to the advantage of our clients.

We craft cases that are designed to aggressively combat popular prosecution methods and common evidence, including:

Penalties of a DUI Conviction in Georgia

Building a stable DUI defense strategy that is unique to your particular case is essential to fighting for your freedom. Our Atlanta DUI lawyer can help you develop a solid defense strategy to help improve the overall outcome of your case. Following are some common DUI defense strategies:

  • Officer failed to follow protocols for the sobriety test
  • Officer unlawfully stopped you
  • Officer’s communications were outside of protocol or even inappropriate
  • Officer unlawfully interrogated you
  • You were experiencing medical conditions that was mistaken as drunken behavior
  • Improper testing of blood alcohol samples
  • Officer violated the rules of evidence and / or procedure

DUI may be tried as a misdemeanor or a felony charge. Depending on the circumstances of a DUI arrest, the penalties of a conviction may range. However, the consequences to your criminal record and your future opportunities are always severe. If you have been charged with DUI, you may not expect a judge or the arresting officer to look after your best interests.

Your first DUI conviction in Georgia may be punishable by:

  • a $1,000 fine
  • up to 12 months of imprisonment
  • 40 hours of community service
  • completion of a Risk Reduction Program
  • mandatory drug / alcohol treatment
  • 12 months of probation
  • driver's license suspension

Subsequent convictions and felony convictions will result in even more severe penalties, including heavy fines, license revocation, and lengthy terms of imprisonment. Each case is different, and penalties may vary depending on the circumstances involved. In any case, DUI convictions pose serious, long-term penalties that should not be taken lightly.

Regular and Commercial Driver's License Restoration

If your license was suspended, you only have 10 days to schedule an appeal hearing—otherwise you may lose the ability to drive for more than one year!

License suspension is a penalty that many individuals face after a DUI arrest. People who rely on their driving privileges to earn a living may suffer serious consequences to their career if their license is suspended. At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. our Atlanta DUI attorneys help regular Class C drivers and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers protect their privileges in court and against automatic suspension in ALS hearings at the Georgia DDS.

Call 404-907-1536 for a Consultation!

Call The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. to see what our skilled Atlanta DUI lawyers can do for your case. You may also contact us online at your earliest convenience or schedule an initial consultation. Take the first step toward securing the legal guidance you need. The sooner we hear from you, the faster our team can help your case.